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Our 13.5 to Portuguese Water Dog has kidney failure and

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Our 13.5 to Portuguese Water Dog has kidney failure and losing appetite. She is now only 28 lbs from a high of 55 two years ago. Visited vet today and injected fluids under skin for hydration. Blood test results back tomorrow but bet thinks will probably have to put her down. Any last ditch suggestions would be helpful?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Ann M. replied 1 year ago.

Hi there and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed, internship-trained veterinarian with 10 years experience in general medicine and emergency and critical care medicine and I would be happy to assist you. Please be patient as there may be slight delays in responses as I research your pet's issue.

How many times has your dog been hospitalized on IV fluids overnight? Is your dog on a phosphate binder such as Mylanta? Has your dog been on Cerenia for nausea prevention? Have you tried home cooked kidney disease diets?

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